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Posted · Cura not seeing Definitions and Extruders

I have a sovol SV04, which isn't in Cura. I have taken the definitions and extruders Jsons and put them in their folders. When I restart everything it still isn't there as a printer. Now I have done this before and it worked fine. I have confirmed the files are in the folders, but it isn't popping up in Cura as an option to add as a printer. 

 

Any idea?

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    Posted · Cura not seeing Definitions and Extruders

    Mac or PC?  I have found on Mac placing the files as directed in the readme file does not work.  It is possible that I am not doing it correctly as I am a newbee at Cura.  When I place the files in Cura/Content........Resources/definitions etc folders, my printer/extruders/mesh  shows up.

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    Posted · Cura not seeing Definitions and Extruders

    Im on mac. An it should be in content, resources,share, cura, resources, definitions. thats where all the printers are. but when you paste one in there, it isn't showing up in cura for me. it used to, but not anymore.

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    Posted · Cura not seeing Definitions and Extruders

    Are those the same files as before?  If there is an error in the code within the file then it won't load.

    Cura only loads files at startup so if you loaded them when Cura is running then close Cura and restart.

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    Posted · Cura not seeing Definitions and Extruders
    On 12/4/2022 at 10:28 AM, GregValiant said:

    Are those the same files as before?  If there is an error in the code within the file then it won't load.

    Cura only loads files at startup so if you loaded them when Cura is running then close Cura and restart.

    Same files as before, yup. i have restarted cura multiple times. it works on my windows computer, has worked on my mac before and now isn't. is there a way to go back to 5.1 or 5? seems like all my problems started with 5.2.1

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    Posted · Cura not seeing Definitions and Extruders

    5.0 had issues with the dialogs and slicing.  Installing 5.1 is a better choice.  It can exist with 5.2.1 and you can run either of them side-by-side.

    I'm on Windows so a Mac user would be a better choice for advice here.

     

    You can try re-installing 5.1 and then create a project file with your chosen printer and open the project in 5.2.1.  Maybe the printer will install(?).

     

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    Posted · Cura not seeing Definitions and Extruders
    35 minutes ago, GregValiant said:

    5.0 had issues with the dialogs and slicing.  Installing 5.1 is a better choice.  It can exist with 5.2.1 and you can run either of them side-by-side.

    I'm on Windows so a Mac user would be a better choice for advice here.

     

    You can try re-installing 5.1 and then create a project file with your chosen printer and open the project in 5.2.1.  Maybe the printer will install(?).

     

    I can't find a download for 5.1.  when I go to the page the only one I can download is 5.2.1. anyone know of a link?

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    Posted · Cura not seeing Definitions and Extruders

    Did you do the "Project File" trick to get the printer to install in 5.2.1?

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    Posted · Cura not seeing Definitions and Extruders
    5 hours ago, GregValiant said:

    Did you do the "Project File" trick to get the printer to install in 5.2.1?

    I was able to add it through the resources and definitions now. thankfully.  Something must be really wrong with 5.2.2. I had multiple file issues.

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